Vintage Swiss Appenzell Bridal Handkerchief Embroidered Linen Hankie with Lace Insetting and Pullwork


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This is a very fine and really gorgeous linen handkerchief featuring Appenzell style embroidery.   Appenzell work originated in Switzerland in a town of the same name that is situated at the foot of the Swiss Alps.  This hankie features intricate floral designs, lace insetting and “pullwork”.  It measures 11 1/2” square and is in excellent condition with the exception of a tiny thread pull and a slight shadow in the center of the piece (see last close-up photo), very minor and easily corrected.  This is an exceptional hankie, a beautiful piece for a wedding day.